Ms. Beth Spear, Science Department
Ms. Spear graduated from UW Parkside with a Bachelor’s degree in Geology. She attended graduate school at Iowa State University in Ames, IA earning a Master’s degree in Hydrogeology and Water Resources. She worked for an international soil and groundwater remediation company as an environmental consultant in Iowa before returning to Wisconsin for her teaching certification.
In 2003 Ms. Spear was accepted into the Milwaukee Collaborative Science and Mathematics Teacher Education Program at UW Milwaukee. She was hired to teach Biology and Earth Science at CHS for the 2004-2005 school year. She currently teaches Astronomy, Chemistry, and Foundations of Chemistry.
Ms. Spear has been lucky to be a part of many unique educational experiences available to teachers. She participated in research projects with the Earth Science and Physics departments at UW Milwaukee in the Research Experience for Teachers Program. This program also allowed her to visit and operate the telescopes in Arecibo, Puerto Rico and Green Bank, WV. She was also able to attend the San Diego Zoo Safari Workshop. As a Teacher at Sea volunteer she helped scientists from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration with a shark study in the Atlantic Ocean. She also participated in a summer international teacher exchange program in South Africa. In 2014 she was recognized by the National Geoscience Teachers Association as an Outstanding Science Teach in Wisconsin.
Ms. Spear resides in Sturtevant. She has fostered a variety of cats for a local rescue organization, is a Star Wars super nerd, loves to spoil her nephew and nieces, and enjoys traveling around the world.
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